St Philip’s Catholic Primary School is committed to the safeguarding of all the pupils, staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to the school. There are Induction Guidelines and the Headteacher and Deputy Headteachers are all designated Members of Staff for Safeguarding.
There are robust procedures when advertising and interviewing candidates when recruiting staff and we carry out all the necessary DBS checks.
In order to ensure that Safeguarding underpins all that we do in school there are links to our Child Protection Policy, Child Protection Reporting Policy, Behaviour Policy, Health and Safety Policy, Off-Site Policy and our PSHE Curriculum. There are also procedures in place for photographing children at school events and for keeping children safe when working with electronic devices and when using the internet.
All staff, Governors and volunteers are aware of procedures that need to be followed if they have any concerns. All staff and governors are have regular safeguarding training. The Headteacher and/or Deputy Headteacher, as designated members of staff undertake training regarding of all aspects of safeguarding eg Safer Recruitment, Prevent, Sexual Exploitation etc.
As of March 2016 the DfE have launched a new campaign: ‘Together, we can tackle child abuse’ to remind everyone of the need to share concerns they might have about children and young people. All the relevant publicity materials have been uploaded to the Norfolk Police website and can be found on the link below.
The charity Action Against Abduction works to protect children from the threat of abduction. In 2014, the charity published a report, ‘Beyond Stranger Danger’, encouraging schools to continue to move away from talking about ‘stranger danger’.